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4 Recent Alumnus

Administration: Every staff member I have interacted with loves LMU and truly cares about students.

5 College Freshman

Administration: Administration is great. Very helpful with classes and anything you may need assistance with. in terms of strictness around parties, etc. just don't be stupid. They're not looking for trouble but if you present yourself they'll bust you.

3 College Sophomore

Administration: Typical administration. They can be helpful at times. Just doing their job. No complaints really.

2 College Freshman

Administration: They are strict about noise but it's okay

4 College Junior

Administration: It's strict in a positive way.


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In spite of LMU's squeaky-clean Catholic school image, the students tend to get wild at times. Drinking, cheating, and speeding are all offenses with a various range of penalties. Speeding or other traffic violations result in a heavy fine, but more serious offenses like alcohol abuse and dishonesty land the offender in Judicial Affairs. Cheating is especially serious at LMU; the school employs a plagiarism investigator, and most professors at least threaten to use it.

At times, the campus seems overly strict. Public Safety officers are not lenient, so getting caught violating any of the University's numerous policies results in varying degrees of trouble. Students who end up in the Judicial Affairs system face fines, suspension, or expulsion. Some serious offenses include underage drinking, drug possession, drug use, cheating, reckless driving, and assault. Of these offenses, underage drinking and drug possession are the most common. Lesser offenses include phone or Internet harassment, minor theft, speeding, parking violations, and the general term "suspicious activity." Incidents involving violent crime are almost nonexistent. Due to the crackdown on alcohol and drug abuse on campus, students should exercise caution and common sense. Public Safety and Judicial Affairs are not known for being lenient.

Facts & Statistics

Students Are Most Likely to Get Caught...
  • Cheating
  • Illegally downloading copyrighted music
  • Parking illegally
  • Smoking pot
  • Speeding
  • Underage drinking

Student Polls

Rate strictness of administration policies on the following topics    Based on 75 responses

Very strict
Very lenient
  • Alcohol use in dorms
  • Attendance
  • Creating new student organizations
  • Drug use
  • Honor code
  • Noise violations
  • Parking
  • Protests/demonstrations
  • Underage drinking
  • Visitation in dorms

How do the campus police or safety officers affect your campus experience?    Based on 92 responses

  • 17% Very positively. Officers are kind and helpful.
  • 66% Fairly positively. They're pretty easy to get along with if you respect them.
  • 16% Fairly negatively. They're only interested in breaking up the fun.
  • 0% Very negatively. They treat everyone like criminals.
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